Category Archive: Quora

How does sound influence our sleep?

This quora question just got my attention and here is my contribution in an attempt to answer it. There are different studies representing different ways on how sound might influence one’s sleep or… Continue reading

How come hibernation doesn’t have a restorative function?

While reading an article on HowStuffWorks about hibernation (a state of energy conservation characterised by a lower body temperature, slower breathing, lower  metabolism…), I was a bit puzzled by the following sentence “When an animal… Continue reading

Is there proof that slow wave sleep is beneficial?

There have been some studies that attempted to interfere with slow wave sleep while keeping other sleep parameters intact, e.g. sleep duration, REM-sleep, stage 1-2 sleep duration, nocturnal awakenings… Such studies have revealed… Continue reading

Do people who sleep more than average have better memory?

In search of answers on many questions that pop into my mind, I came across Quora. This is a great Q(uestions)&A(nswer) site on a wide range of interesting topics. Although I’ve only answered two… Continue reading